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Bacon Theatre Auditorium

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Bacon Theatre
The Bacon Theatre plays host to the best in professional touring theatre, live music, dance, film, comedy and celebrity speakers as well as an extensive range of productions by local talented youth and community groups and charities.

Completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, the impressive 566-seat Bacon Theatre boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities. The theatre owes its name to Mr Christopher Bacon, headmaster of Dean Close School from 1979-1998, who fundraised tirelessly to build his dream.

Helen Porter Hall
The more intimate Helen Porter Hall, opened in 1997, is a vibrantly designed 120-seat recital venue, hosting smaller scale musical events throughout the year.

Tuckwell Amphitheatre
We also have the beautiful Greek style, Tuckwell Amphitheatre, which is nestled in a secluded corner of the school and can accommodate 250 for our magical Open-air Theatre Festival events.